Category: Reviews

WBUR The ARTery: ‘Old Money’ Will Show You The Value Of Love, If Not A Dollar


“Old Money,” by Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning playwright Wendy Wassserstein (who took those prizes and more for her 1988 play “The Heidi Chronicles”), is a sprawling, intricate tale of two centuries. Its various narrative crossroads converge on one… Read More

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WGBH Arts This Week: Death and the Maiden


“a carefully rendered thriller that follows the toxic drops of injustice as they burn through the soul.”

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The Boston Globe: A man, and a nation, on trial in ‘Death and the Maiden’


“Death and the Maiden’’ is another solid step toward broadening CSC’s identity and proving the troupe can thrive beyond the Common.

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Broadway World: Death and the Maiden: A Play for the Zeitgeist


Under the taut direction of CSC Artistic Director Steven Maler, a trio of actors inhabits the cast of characters who spend 36 hours together in a secluded beach house…

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Broadway World: Commonwealth Shakespeare Company’s Starry Reading of Brecht’s Anti-Nazi Play


Commonwealth Shakespeare Company Artistic Director Steven Maler welcomed the audience to this one-night only staged reading of Fear and Misery in the Third Reich at the Carling-Sorenson Theater at Babson College with a preview of the 2018 season. Following in the wake… Read More

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Edge Media: Beckett in Brief: Three Short Plays by Samuel Beckett


One wishes to have seen more of Risteen and Baltin, but Lyman commands his three roles with utmost authority and control, and his talent at voice and dialect is a major part of his performances throughout.

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WBUR The ARTery: CSC Puts On An Achingly Affecting Series Of Samuel Beckett’s Short Plays


“Lyman’s solo turn as Krapp is the profoundly moving kicker of “Beckett in Brief.”

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The Boston Globe: Will Lyman’s mastery is evident in ‘Beckett In Brief”


“It is fascinating to watch Lyman’s Krapp, a writer now nearing 70, simultaneously fight and surrender to the tidal pull of nostalgia while listening to tape recordings of himself made on his 39th birthday.”

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Slow Muse: Our American Hamlet: Masterful performances by Jacob Fishel, Will Lyman, and Joe Fria


This skin-rubbed-raw state is a vulnerability that can also increase receptivity in a good way. Given my interest in art that explores the liminality between the political and the personal, I was engaged by a new play, Our American… Read More

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WBUR The ARTery: Ghosts Of Lincoln And Shakespeare Haunt ‘Our American Hamlet’ In CSC Production


The production boasts a series of fine performances, and its mixture of various theatrical devices proves transporting. But I found myself much more interested in Edwin’s story, with its details of the world of 19th-century American theater, than… Read More

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